Grant Thornton is seeking a Senior Associate to join its Audit service line and take an active role in engagement execution, project management and key business development activities.
Grant Thornton Public Sector helps executives and managers at all levels of government maximize their performance and efficiency in the face of ever tightening budgets and increased demand for services. We give clients creative, cost-effective solutions that enhance their acquisition, financial, human capital, information technology, data analytics, and performance management. For more information, visit grantthornton.com/publicsector.
At Grant Thornton, our professional staff applies traditional, cutting-edge approaches and methods to a variety of analyses. As part of our team, the Senior Associate will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects.
Please note that while the primary hiring location is as Arlington, VA, Grant Thornton Public Sector is actively seeking qualified candidates to work in the remote locations of: Cincinnati, OH; Tampa, FL; Oklahoma City; Chicago, IL; Jacksonville, FL; Kansas City, MO and Cleveland, OH;
Supervise, train, and mentor associates and interns throughout the engagement lifecycle and assess performance of staff for engagement reviews.
Maintain a good working relationship with clients to enhance customer satisfaction and work with client management and staff at all levels to perform audit services.
Evaluate and test business processes, related controls and identify areas of risk.
Apply current knowledge of IT trends and systems processes to identify security and risk management issues and other opportunities for improvement.
Work with audit and assurance teams and the client to plan engagement strategy, define objectives, and address technology-related controls risks and issues.
Perform general computer and application controls reviews in accordance with GAO's FISCAM methodology.
Develop and review Service Auditor Reports (SAR) in compliance with SSAE 18
Work with the team to identify and resolve client issues discovered during audit and review process.
Proactively interact with key client management to gather information, resolve problems, and make recommendations for business and process improvements.
Assist partners and senior management on proposals and business development calls.
Gain comprehensive understanding of client operations, processes, and business objectives and utilize that knowledge on engagements.
Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization).
Assist with business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials.
Secret Clearance required
Federal Financial Statement Audit experience is required
CPA, CIA, CISA, CISSP license/certification.
Minimum of 4 years of Professional Services experience in the areas of IT audit, IT controls assessment, and/or Sox 404 evaluation and testing.
Experience under AICPA, GAO, and GAGAS audit standards preferred.
Knowledge and experience with Federal audit methodology and standards such as FISCAM, FISMA and NIST special publications series preferred.
Bachelor's degree required from an accredited college or university
Ability to obtain and maintain certain job-related certifications if no job-related advanced degrees.
U.S. citizenship may be required. Ability to work in the United States indefinitely required.
Travel may be required.
Ability to work overtime required on occasion.
Ability to sit in an office environment for long periods of time.
Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.
Ability to obtain and maintain firm independence and abide by firm ethics requirements.
Meet or exceed continuing professional education (CPE) requirements.
Grant Thornton Public Sector LLC (“Grant Thornton Public Sector”), based in Arlington, VA, is a global management consulting business with the mission of providing responsive and innovative financial, performance management and systems solutions to governments and international organizations. Visit Grant Thornton’s Public Sector at [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to IT Audit Senior Associate
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